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Thursday 19 January 2023
18:00pm - 20:00pm
STEAMhouse, 4 Belmont Row, Birmingham B4 7RQ
An explorative workshop where participants will explore more-than-human ideas through speculation and the art of making.
What’s a STEAM Lab?
STEAM Labs are highly experimental collaborative workshops where participants work through a STEAM process that impels them to think about the development of projects, products, and services in completely new ways. Every STEAM Lab is different but each one is underpinned by our five guiding principles: conversation, exploration, collaboration, openness and newness.
What’s this one all about?
This STEAM lab is about exploring critical posthumanism and considering ideas from various more-than-human perspectives through a sensual, careful and attentive engagement with other-than-human beings, and invites you to imagine what living together on planet earth could be.
Who is Anna Nolda Nagele and what does she do?
Anna Nolda Nagele is a researcher interested the relationship between users and their personal devices. Her current research analyses the effects and affects of wearable sleep-trackers on people, culture and the environment. She is the founder of The Posthumanist, a bi-annual English and German magazine featuring art, design, technology and writing. The idea for the publication emerged from a desire to discuss concepts and expressions of critical posthumanism and feminist new materialism in public and to explore what inclusive futures could feel like.
What will happen during the STEAM Lab?
During a Magic Machine Workshop, a method developed by Kristina Andersen, you’ll create your own ‘magic machine’ which considers a non-human or more-than-human perspective in the design process. Instead of humans, your users might be insects, plants, maybe even other machines.
Who’s it for?
This STEAM Lab is for anyone who is curious about more-than-human perspectives and is interested in speculating about who or what is placed at the core of centered design processes.
What will I get out of it?
This is up to you to define! You’ll develop a deeper awareness of inclusive design and posthumanism as well as create something new in a vibrant, inclusive environment.